12 Modern Multihued Interiors

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December 11, 2013
Here at Dwell, we appreciate the simplicity of minimal palettes, but when it comes to playful spaces there is nothing we enjoy more than a color-filled interior. These 12 homeowners add sophisticated splashes of color to liven up their lives.
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  We get a peek at the color-happy, Lucy Feagins-designed The Design Files Open House in Sydney, Australia. A Wilfred armchair by Jardan is accented by pillows from Penelope Durston and L.O.T.S. Artwork is by Rachel Castle, and walls are painted in Waterworld by Dulux. Photo by Phu Tang.

    We get a peek at the color-happy, Lucy Feagins-designed The Design Files Open House in Sydney, Australia. A Wilfred armchair by Jardan is accented by pillows from Penelope Durston and L.O.T.S. Artwork is by Rachel Castle, and walls are painted in Waterworld by Dulux. Photo by Phu Tang.

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  Jean-Christophe Aumas’ multihued Paris apartment houses both the highly sought artistic director and the stunning assemblage of furniture he’s brought back from his travels. Aumas reads on a vintage Swan sofa by Arne Jacobsen. The teal side table is from a Berlin flea market; the walnut stool by Charles and Ray Eames is from an antique store in Brussels; Aumas himself made the art on the wall. Photo by Christian Schaulin.  Photo by Christian Schaulin.

    Jean-Christophe Aumas’ multihued Paris apartment houses both the highly sought artistic director and the stunning assemblage of furniture he’s brought back from his travels. Aumas reads on a vintage Swan sofa by Arne Jacobsen. The teal side table is from a Berlin flea market; the walnut stool by Charles and Ray Eames is from an antique store in Brussels; Aumas himself made the art on the wall. Photo by Christian Schaulin.

    Photo by Christian Schaulin.
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  Both a gallery and a residence, an Antwerp home redefines the boundaries between public and private, art and interior design. Images by Raw Color hang in a room upstairs. Photo by Tim Van de Velde.  Photo by Tim Van de Velde.

    Both a gallery and a residence, an Antwerp home redefines the boundaries between public and private, art and interior design. Images by Raw Color hang in a room upstairs. Photo by Tim Van de Velde.

    Photo by Tim Van de Velde.
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  How a highly productive collaboration among a trio of creative Angelenas—and a good dose of Barragán—turned a dark and beleaguered midcentury house into a family home for the ages. Photo by Lisa Romerein.  Photo by Lisa Romerein. Courtesy of Copyright Lisa Romerein.

    How a highly productive collaboration among a trio of creative Angelenas—and a good dose of Barragán—turned a dark and beleaguered midcentury house into a family home for the ages. Photo by Lisa Romerein.

    Photo by Lisa Romerein. Courtesy of Copyright Lisa Romerein.
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  In the basement lounge area under the stairs, Lee had a giant sofa is upholstered in 18 Peruvian blankets that JHID collected over several months. The paintings are by Heather Watkins, a Portland artist. The coffee table is custom design in solid fir, which adds a lighter counterpoint to the Benjamin Moore Kendall Charcoal paint used in the alcove. Photo by Andrew Cammarano.  Photo by Andrew Cammarano.

    In the basement lounge area under the stairs, Lee had a giant sofa is upholstered in 18 Peruvian blankets that JHID collected over several months. The paintings are by Heather Watkins, a Portland artist. The coffee table is custom design in solid fir, which adds a lighter counterpoint to the Benjamin Moore Kendall Charcoal paint used in the alcove. Photo by Andrew Cammarano.

    Photo by Andrew Cammarano.
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  Thanks to designers Nina Tolstrup and Jack Mama, an aging workshop in London’s once-gritty Bethnal Green is reborn as a colorful, custom-built guesthouse. Photo by Ben Anders.  Photo by Ben Anders.

    Thanks to designers Nina Tolstrup and Jack Mama, an aging workshop in London’s once-gritty Bethnal Green is reborn as a colorful, custom-built guesthouse. Photo by Ben Anders.

    Photo by Ben Anders.
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  Thanks to a contemporary interior that she’s been updating for a decade, modern architect Abigail Turin has learned to love her traditional 1925 San Francisco home. The dining room’s high drama is thanks to a Cellula chandelier by Nunzia Carbone and Tiziano Vudafieri, a sleek Colors table by B. Fattorini for MDF Italia, and a massive yellow painting on the wall by Polish artist Pitor Uklański. Photo by Justin Fantl.  Photo by Justin Fantl.

    Thanks to a contemporary interior that she’s been updating for a decade, modern architect Abigail Turin has learned to love her traditional 1925 San Francisco home. The dining room’s high drama is thanks to a Cellula chandelier by Nunzia Carbone and Tiziano Vudafieri, a sleek Colors table by B. Fattorini for MDF Italia, and a massive yellow painting on the wall by Polish artist Pitor Uklański. Photo by Justin Fantl.

    Photo by Justin Fantl.
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  In the dining area of the kitchen, a Mobile Chandelier 3 by Michael Anastassiades is suspended above a table from local cabinetmaker Københavns Møbelsnedkeri. Vintage red dining chairs by Ralf Lindberg mingle with an Ilse Crawford bench for De La Espada. Photos courtesy the Apartment.  Courtesy of Photos courtesy the Apartment.

    In the dining area of the kitchen, a Mobile Chandelier 3 by Michael Anastassiades is suspended above a table from local cabinetmaker Københavns Møbelsnedkeri. Vintage red dining chairs by Ralf Lindberg mingle with an Ilse Crawford bench for De La Espada. Photos courtesy the Apartment.

    Courtesy of Photos courtesy the Apartment.
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  In the main living room, the pillows in the sunken seating area changed colors with the seasons: reds for the winter and lighter pastels for the warmer months. Photo by Leslie Williamson.  Photo by Leslie Williamson.

    In the main living room, the pillows in the sunken seating area changed colors with the seasons: reds for the winter and lighter pastels for the warmer months. Photo by Leslie Williamson.

    Photo by Leslie Williamson.
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  Architect Grant explains that the recessed orange wall with built-in storage shelving is a counterpoint to the view of Boston in the opposite direction. Photo by Kent Dayton.  Photo by Kent Dayton.

    Architect Grant explains that the recessed orange wall with built-in storage shelving is a counterpoint to the view of Boston in the opposite direction. Photo by Kent Dayton.

    Photo by Kent Dayton.
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  The library contains an extended windowsill that functions as a small desk. The two bedroom doors are visually integrated into the library. Photo by Laura Stamer.

    The library contains an extended windowsill that functions as a small desk. The two bedroom doors are visually integrated into the library. Photo by Laura Stamer.

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  To maximize every square inch in this Manhattan apartment, LOT-EK knocked down walls, added dozens of recycled doors, and built in a bevy of secret compartments. Eazy side chairs by Whiteonwhite line one side of the custom-designed table by LOT-EK. Castore suspension lights by Michele De Lucchi for Artemide hang above, and a custom rug by Liora Manné lies below. Photo by Nicholas Calcott.  Photo by Nicholas Calcott.

    To maximize every square inch in this Manhattan apartment, LOT-EK knocked down walls, added dozens of recycled doors, and built in a bevy of secret compartments. Eazy side chairs by Whiteonwhite line one side of the custom-designed table by LOT-EK. Castore suspension lights by Michele De Lucchi for Artemide hang above, and a custom rug by Liora Manné lies below. Photo by Nicholas Calcott.

    Photo by Nicholas Calcott.
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